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|Italian for Kids Learn Italian Beginner Level 1 Vol 1|
Actor: Italian for Kids
Director: Jennifer Cramer
Genres: Kids & Family, Special Interests, Educational, Animation
ITALIAN FOR KIDS volume 1 introduces this beautiful language to kids in a way that engages them from start to finish. Starring native speakers and 3-D animated characters, this video teaches the Italian language within the... more »
clnv66 | las vegas, nevada United States | 01/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Learning tree italian for kids is leaps and bounds ahead of the few learning dvds out there for italian. It is so much better than standard deviants. The cadence, pronunciation and accent are all very good. The only con is it leaves you wanting more. Hopefully the learning tree will produce more italian language dvds. It could also use more indept review of lessons, but still the best product currently in the market. Great for adults too.
Great for learning italian
Gina Defalco | new york | 04/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this dvd is great. my 3 kids love watching it and actually ask to put it on instead of there other shows. i have a 4 1/2, 3 and 2 year old. the songs keep them interested the vibrant colors and mommo the dog is great. my son (2) already has been repeating the colors and body parts in italian. and my oldest daughter(4 1/2) is really saying the phrases and sentences that they teach. It really is a great learning tool for young children."
Good for absolute beginnners
Malibran | USA | 08/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this video (and the first part, too) for my 2 year old son to strengthen his emerging Italian. My husband is American and we live in the States, but I am Italian, so I speak only Italian to him. He enjoys watching the video over and over again and repeats sentences and songs. Yes, the video is short and easy, however it is for children not for adults, and I think it has just the perfect duration to keep their attention high.
The story line is nice. The songs in the video are catchy and stick in the mind for the longest time. The themes are basic: telling time, recognizing objects, expressing likes and dislikes,... At the end of each unit there are a review and a quiz.
Overall I like this course. The only criticism I have is the choice of the actors. Some you can hear are native speakers, but others like Nonna Romano or some of the children have a good pronounciation of the single words but a terrible intonation of the sentence.
For the price I would certainly suggest you buy this video. If you just want something for your kids to watch to learn a couple of structures, this is a very good product."
Good course, but oh soooo short!
Giulietta | 12/30/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a good, fun, Italian course for kids - even if it only focuses on common phrases and vocabulary and doesn't address grammar, etc. The main problem is that it is extremely short - about 45 minutes. I can't imagine my 5-year-old daughter watching this more than a couple of times (she already knows most, if not all, of the material, which is very basic beginner level). That translates to a rather expensive and abbreviated language learning system. Even if one chooses to shell out the cash for volume II, you then come to a dead end in this study course (i.e., there don't seem to be any subsequent volumes). Useful, perhaps, if you just want some initial exposure. If your aim is fluency, however, this is certainly not the way to go. Instead, think about one of the full learning systems (we use Rosetta Stone). On the other hand, if your kid is just starting out, and you can afford it, you might use this DVD to supplement some other (better) language study course."